Things to Do in Belize
Belize has the best of both worlds. Beautiful coastal cayes and lush tropical jungle. This small country offers a huge range of activities and attractions. While a day at the spa of course can’t be forgotten, this area of the Caribbean Sea is also home to the second-longest barrier reef in the world, the MesoAmerican Reef. It’s an unbelievable place to dive the famous blue hole or snorkel with nurse sharks and sea turtles.
Further inland towards the border with Guatemala, the lush forest hosts to colorful wildlife and remnants of ancient Mayan civilizations. From zip lining to cave kayaking, archaeological sites like Actun Tunichil Muknal with its ceramics and skeletons, the ancient ritualistic site at Xunantunich and Caracol, the largest Maya archaeological site in Belize, are essential places to visit.
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Forest Highlands, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal or ATM caves is one of Belize’s most impressive adventure experiences and a rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were and virtually untouched for centuries.
Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
Placencia, Coastal Lowlands
Explore the Cockscomb Nature Reserve on foot as you go on the hunt for wildlife, including the elusive jaguar. Begin with a nature hike and discover the medicinal properties of the region's plants, learning about the rainforest as you go!
Horseback Riding Cayo District
Cayo District, Belize
Follow trails through the rain forest visiting Mayan plazas and ceremonial sites, including Skeleton Cave. Finish the day at Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to your lodge.
Monkey River Tour
A fantastic wildlife adventure for families or couples, this boat trip along Monkey River will bring you up close to howler monkeys, crocodiles, toucans and other exotic species as you are immersed in lush jungle and surrounded by the animals' calls.
Sunset Cruise Placencia
The sunset over the distant Maya Mountains is nothing short of spectacular and there is no better place to see it from than the calm waters of the Placencia Lagoon. The cruise lasts from 60 to 90 minutes and includes hors d'oeuvres and Coppola wines.
Nr San Ignacio, Belize
Explore the majestic Mayan ruins at Xunantunich with your very own private guide. This classic period site was a thriving city near the end of the Classic period and provides an impressive view of the entire Mopan River valley.
Activities at Gaia Riverlodge
Mayan Mountains, Belize
Choose from a range of complimentary activities during your stay at Gaia Riverlodge, which are scheduled on a weekly timetable available on your arrival at the hotel.